Chances are the home-grown vegetable on your table tonight comes from the hands of one of the state’s many migrant workers who wakes at 4 a.m. and doesn’t rest until 9 p.m.
The hard work doesn’t end there.
Many farmworkers leave their home country in search of money to send home to families. This puts the workers in a new country without any close relationship and often without access to appropriate care.
On July 28, Foundation representatives, including five board members, visited local S.C. farms to meet migrant and seasonal workers and witness their conditions. The Foundation traveled with Student Action with Farmworkers, an Immigrant Families Initiative grantee.